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Ripple said Wednesday that the app, called "Money Tap," will first go live in the fall.
The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has been hailed as the most tech-centric ever, but Tokyo now wants to beat that record in 2020.
Sony struck partnerships with several taxi firms to start a ride-hailing service in Japan.
Masa Takaya of Tokyo 2020 also discussed the organizer's efforts to keep the event budget in check.
Nissan and DeNA look to launch their autonomous taxi service, Easy Ride, to the wider public in the early 2020s.
A Japanese company is planning to build the world's tallest wooden skyscraper in Japan, with 90 percent of the building made of wooden materials.
John Vail of Nikko Asset Management Americas shares his views on growth in the Japanese economy and the latest core machinery orders.